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The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Rotterdam

The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Rotterdam



Shell picks Howden compression solutions for huge biofuels plant

28-10-2021

Howden, a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products, technologies and services, will supply compressors for Royal Dutch Shell’s 820,000-tonnes-per-year biofuels facility at Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
 
A facility of this size is capable of producing enough renewable diesel fuel to avoid 2,800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, or the equivalent of removing more than 1 million European cars from the roads.
 
Shell recently announced a final investment decision to build the biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery. 
 
Once built, the facility will be among the largest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel produced from waste.
 
This facility will also help Shell to meet its target of becoming a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050.
 
Marjan van Loon, President Director of Shell Netherlands BV said: “Shell has been on the road to a lower-carbon future for some time. This investment is an important step as we transform the Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam from a traditional refinery into a sustainable energy park. The project will mean hundreds of millions of dollars of investment each year during construction; it will create hundreds of jobs, and help to maintain the facility’s competitiveness for years to come.”
 
Melle Kruisdijk, Managing Director of Howden’s Thomassen Compressor range, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Shell and support its plans of making more low-carbon fuels available in the market. This project demonstrates Howden’s leadership in the global compression market and our expertise in the growing sustainable fuel market.”
 
With over 160 years of experience, Howden plays a key role in supporting global the energy transition with its industry leading, broad compression technologies and solutions.
 
Howden is focused on helping customers increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their air and gas handling processes enabling them to make sustainable improvements in their environmental impact.  
 
Howden designs, manufactures and supplies products, solutions and services to customers around the world across highly diversified end-markets and geographies. Howden’s technologies, solutions and services are vital in supporting the worlds ongoing energy transition towards net zero carbon emission goals.-- TradeArabia News Service
 
 



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